Top Democrat, Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) says she 'earned Cadillac' healthcare coverage [and you haven't]
Submitted by Illinoisnoki1 on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 12:21
When asked if average Americans should receive the same quality health insurance as that of their elected officials, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC Chair, told a group of South Florida healthcare workers that she “earned” her benefits, implying that her constituents had not.
“Yes, she really said that,” related Dr. Norman Palgon, a Hallandale Beach-based internist who was in attendance at a forum the Congresswoman conducted last year to garner support for ObamaCare. The good doctor was none-too-pleased with what he clearly felt was the congresswoman’s imperious attitude.
Wasserman Schultz, 45, who also is Chair of the Democratic National Committee, is a career politician who has never worked a day in the private sector. She has become a ubiquitous congressional proponent for ObamaCare, appearing on network television news shows extolling the President’s healthcare plan, in addition to serving as chief cheerleader for Obama’s re-election.
When asked if Wasserman Schultz felt she was more deserving of quality healthcare coverage than her constituents, the Congresswoman’s Press Secretary, Jonathan Breeto, vigorously denied such was the case.
“… the Congresswoman voted for [ObamaCare] … the law gives Americans the same choices for coverage that Members of Congress have,” he said.
“Balderdash!” said veteran insurance broker, James Trombino, of Pompano Beach-based Trombino Financial Group, in response to Breeto’s contention that every American has access to the so-called ‘Cadillac’ healthcare insurance plans enjoyed by members of Congress.
“There isn’t coverage out there that the Average Joe can buy that comes close to the plans enjoyed by members of Congress,” he said. “These plans are offered through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, so unless you’re a lawmaker or federal employee, forget it. Even if you could afford it, which most Americans can’t, you simply cannot get it.”
Asked if Wasserman Schultz could provide specific examples of comparable coverage for average Americans under ObamaCare, Breeto had no comment.